Ingrid Schwartz

by | Jun 10, 2016 | Obituaries

Ingrid Schwartz died Wednesday, May 18, at 10:10 am. Her big brother, Garry and two wonderful nurses were with her at Mid-Michigan Medical Center.

Ingrid was born Dec. 15, 1950. She lived an extremely productive life even though she was mentally challenged from birth. She took every opportunity to make her life as relevant and meaningful as she could. She was child-like in many ways. This innocence gave her the ability to see the good in everyone and everything, appreciating the littlest and most important things in life. Along with that sweetness was a good amount of Schwartz stubbornness.

She was the 2015 recipient of the Tim Bartlett Award given each year by the ARC of Midland to a successful businessperson. Her kiosk, the Bean Canteen, in the 555 Building was a source of great pride to her. She formed lasting friendships with every office in the building by announcing the arrival of the daily mail.

She came to Midland 14 years ago after living most of her adulthood in Brigantine, N.J. and spending her childhood with her family in such exotic places as Panama, Okinawa, Germany, Fond Du Lac, Wis., and Bucksport, Maine. Her dad was Lt. Col. Craig Schwartz; her mother Ingeborg Pucher: they have preceded Ingrid in death as well as her younger brother, James Schwartz; and her beloved Mom-mom and Pop-pop. Her very best friend, Shirley Scibor, died in February of this year.

Ingrid is survived by many friends at the Arc of Midland, Voice, Central Michigan Community Mental Health, Chapel Lane Presbyterian; as well as one brother, Garry (Sandy) Schwartz of Sanford; and a sister, Gabi Rosenblum (Richard), of Virginia; step-mother, Heidi Schwartz; nieces, Natalie Schwartz and Emma Rosenblum; and nephews, David and Thomas Schwartz of Midland, Ethan and Aiden Rosenblum.

A memorial for Ingrid was held at Chapel Lane.

The family can think of no way better to remember Ingrid’s spirit than by a kind act for another person. If you prefer, a donation in her name to Chapel Lane Church or the Arc of Midland would also keep the kindness going.